His Excellency, Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku accompanied by Barr. GT Kataps, the PDP National Vice Chairman North East and other contenders today signed a peace accord at the Police Headquarters Jalingo, Taraba state.
The Peace Accord the CP said was to put the contestants from all political parties on check and to enable them play the game according to the rule.
The Commisioner of police along side other security chiefs in the state were in attendance and witnessed the signing of the peace accord.
The governor in a brief remarks said he is excited that he was invited to sign an accord because there has been rumours going round that some parties are planning to disrupt the peace of the state and distablise the forthcoming elections.
He maintained that it is the responsibility of the CP and all security chiefs to ensure that law and order is adhered to during and after the elections. He charged the security agencies to make sure that a free and level play ground is provided for voters to exercise their civic rights.
Governor Ishaku also called on the state’s Residents Electoral Commisioner to make sure that he brings out his expertise and making sure that the elections in Taraba is rated best in the entire nation.
He said as the Chief Executive Officer of the State, he won’t allow anyone to disrupt the peace of the state and alerted the security chiefs that he will make them leave their comfort zone during the elections just to make sure that peace and order is maintained.
CP David Akinremi in his statement ,charged the candidates to advise their supporters and followers against thuggery and vises capable of breaking down law and order during the upcoming elections. He said elections are just platforms for citizens to select and decide who leads them and shouldn’t be a field of hurting one another.
The DG DSS in a concise remarks assured the governor that they will walk along the path of peace because what they are set to do is in line with the Governor’s political mantra which says “Give me peace and I will give you development”. He said the governor is one of the political gladiators in the state and they will want to assure him of their efforts in making sure the game is played according to the rule.